Regional Round Table Meeting and Consultation

“Enhancing Regional Cooperation in Fire Management in Southeast Asia”

Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia (Manggala Wanabhakti, Jakarta)

Regional Fire Management Resource Center South East Asia (RFMRC-SEA) (Faculty of Forestry, Bogor Agricultural University)

Meeting Date:
06 – 07 June 2018
Conceptnote: PDF [357 KB]
Agenda File: PDF [215 KB]
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Objectives of the Regional Round Table and Consultation

Objectives and aims of the Regional Round Table and Consultation will echo some objectives of the 2017 National Round Table – namely to bring important actors to the table, to voice intentions towards tackling challenges in a collaborative way, and as an opportunity to align efforts and explore common objectives. In addition, at this year’s event, RFMRC-SEA will seek to cultivate support and cooperation with other actors in the region and look to supporting the ASEAN coordinating center for transboundary haze pollution (ACCTHP), which is to be hosted by Indonesia. It is expected that inputs from invited parties will address:

  1. The development and signing of formal or informal agreements between the RFMRC-SEA and partner institutions with the aim to facilitate the sharing of information to develop the capacity of the RFMRC-SEA as a regional center of excellence in fire management science and technical know-how;
  2. The enhancement of cooperation between relevant institutions in the region to facilitate the development of scientifically informed policies (“scientific base”), especially in the context of the ACCTHP.
  3. The introduction of the EuroFire Competency Standards and Training Materials translated into Bahasa Indonesian, Malay and Thai, and to discuss the enhancement of regional cross-border training and response efforts;
  4. To recognize / identify what types of data / information are needed for partner organizations and agencies to more effectively execute duties / organizational objectives? and
  5. To identify regional best practices on the one hand and capability challenges / gaps on the other.

Meeting Presentations

Title Presenter Institution
Welcoming remark Mr. Raffles B. Panjaitan Forest Fire Control Directorate MoEF
One year of RFMRC-SEA and vision for cooperation Prof. Dr. Bambang H. Saharjo RFMRC – SEA
Introduction of Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) and the Global Wildland Fire Network (GWFN) Prof. Dr. Johann G. Goldammer GFMC
Ministry of Environment and Forestry Dr. Ir. Ida Bagus Putera Prathama, M.Sc Director General of Climate Change
Session 1: Dialogue “Lessons Learnt by the Fire Management Resource Center and Partners at Regional ASEAN Level”

Moderators: Dr. Lailan Syaufina (Faculty of Forestry IPB) and Mr. Lindon Pronto (GFMC)

Lessons Learnt in the case of Malaysia Prof. Dr. Ahmad A. Nuruddin Microclimatology and Forest Fire,  Faculty of Forestry, University Putra Malaysia – Malaysia
Lessons Learnt in the case of government agency Mr. Prayoonyong Nhuchaiya National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department – Thailand
Lessons Learnt in the case of new regional activities Dr. Veerachai Tanpipat Wildland Fire Special Research Unit (WFSRU) – Thailand
Lessons Learnt in the case of Thailand Dr. Kobsak Wanthongchai
Department of Silviculture, Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University – Thailand
Lessons Learnt in the case of RFMRC-SEA Prof. Dr. Bambang H.Saharjo Department of Silviculture, Faculty of Forestry, Bogor Agricultural University – Indonesia
Lessons Learnt in the case of Vietnam Ms. Nguyen Thi Thuy, MSc Silviculture Research Institute, Vietnamese Academy of Forest Science (VAFS) – Vietnam
ASEAN Cooperation on Transboundary Haze Mardiah Hayati ASEAN Secretariat
Introduction of EuroFire Proposal for joint bilateral and regional trainings Prof. Dr. Johann G. Goldammer
Session 2: Indonesia National Dialogue (open to all)

Moderator : Dr. Willistra Danny (Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs)

Forest fire prevention in Indonesia Mr. Raffles B. Panjaitan Forest Fire Control Directorate MoEF
Early warning system at the current situation Suwarsono, S.Si, M.Si Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN)
Integration Climatic Information and Early Detection System Dr. Dodo Gunawan Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG)
Fire Danger System Dr. Hartanto Sanjaya Agency For The Assessment And Application Of Technology (BPPT)
Peat Fires and the Transboundary Haze Pollution Dr. Aswin Usup, M.Sc Universitas Palangkaraya
The role of FMU (KPH) in Fire Prevention Dr. Georg Buchholz
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)